IMISCOE is happy to announce the new representative of the PhD network. As of October 2019, Isabella Trombetta has taken over the position of being the IMISCOE PhD representative.
Isabella Trombetta is a second year PhD student in Global Studies at Universita’ per Stranieri Dante Alighieri in Reggio Calabria, Italy, where she is from. She holds a Master Degree in Global studies and a Bachelors Degree in Political Science and International Relations, both from LUISS University, Rome, during which she focused on migration studies. During her university studies she first explored the condition of second generations Italians in North America in relation to their heritage and their recognition as Italians. Her graduate studies developed on her previous work investigating the peculiarity of international cultural heritage in migrant communities. After she graduated, she worked for a year in the S.P.R.A.R. (Service for protection of asylum seekers and refugees) of Sant’Alessio in Aspromonte, a project for migrant integration in Italy.
Since 2017 she has been working with the search and rescue NGO SOS MEDITERRANEE, first as field communications officer on board the rescue ship Aquarius, and now as communications officer for the Italian branch of the network. Her doctoral research investigates the Mediterranean route to Europe from Libya.
In 2018 she joined the IMISCOE PhD network in the Networking group, and she took part to the 2019 IMISCOE conference in Malmo, Sweden.